The SFDF team work together to advise and support FDF on a broad range of issues
Mary Lawton, Secretary for the Cross Party Group on Food
Mary set up the Cross Party Group (CPG) on Food at Holyrood in 2004 and continues to provide the Secretariat. The Group acts as
a policy forum for discussion and updating on food issues in Scotland.
Mary is a chartered chemist and worked in industry and trade associations in
London and in Brussels. More recently, she was responsible for food policy at
Consumer Focus Scotland.
If you have any queries regarding the CPG on Food, please contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kirsty Ritchie, Communications and Administrative Executive
Kirsty's role is to coordinate and develop appropriate communications activity
and event management, to showcase the achievements of SFDF and inform and
members on industry issues.
She works with FDF to write appropriate communications for members, is
responsible for the website and the coordination of events. She also provides
secretariat for the SFDF Executive Committee and sits on the Scotland Food
Communications group. Kirsty is the first point of contact for the Scottish
Kirsty has a retail business background. She has gained valuable communications
and administrative experience while working for Healthcare Improvement Scotland
and the Scottish Parliament.
Moira Stalker, National Co-ordinator for SFDF Schools Programme.
Moira is the National Co-ordinator for SFDF's Schools Programme, which is supported by the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland,
and Education Scotland.
Whilst the food and drink industry in Scotland is classed as a priority
industry, it continues to experience skills gaps and labour shortages. A Future
facilitates industry and education partnerships to help to deliver the
curriculum, using food as the context, and in doing so demonstrating the
relevance of the skills and subjects learned in schools to the industry. It
children make the connection between the food on their plates, what they are
learning in school and employment and rewarding careers in our dynamic
Moira works closely with a wide range of additional stakeholders and partners
from industry, education and the community to support this activity and to
and deliver an inspiring programme for the future of our industry.
Prior to joining SFDF, Moira worked with Scottish Enterprise's food and drink
team. Before that she ran and managed the original Food and Drink Challenge.
also spent a number of years working in industry as an Industrial Engineer.
Moyna Kennedy, Food and Drink Skills Ambassadors Network Manager
Moyna is the Network Manager for SFDF's Food and Drink Skills Ambassadors Network, funded by Skills Development Scotland. The Network is designed to inspire
young people to join the sector by harnessing the skills, knowledge and
people working within the food and drink sector.
She is also the Owner/Director of Mindful Management Ltd, which provides
business consultancy in the life sciences and food and drink sectors, including
detailed market assessments for investment decisions and market research for
Moyna has 20 years' experience working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology
industries combined with five years in the public sector, latterly as
of the National Life Sciences team at Scottish Enterprise.
Inge Armstrong, PA and Administrator
Inge is the PA to SFDF's Director, providing effective diary management and
administrative support to the SFDF office, including assisting with
and meetings and updating and maintaining SFDF's member and stakeholder
Inge has gained extensive experience in PA and administration roles with
organisations including Asthma UK, Clearwater International Corporate Finance
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Last reviewed: 21 Aug 2015